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#27969 12-Nov-2008 19:35
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I'm on the unlimited DL/128Upload plan - and I have just had enough.  I might as well be on dial up.  Torrent speed is a joke any time of the day and while I am running a torrent the computer is unusable coz it is so slow.

So any ISPs out there doing a good job and actually providing a good service for people who use torrents?  I really hope the answer isnt no!  I prefer to pay for what I use - which is why I liked Xnet in the first place. But they have gone from a company that I loved to - get me the hell out of here!

I'm sorry if someone else has asked this already - i have a thesis due in 2 weeks and dont have time to go through all the back posts. On that note be kind! I'm stressed! :-)


So any reccs?

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  #177631 12-Nov-2008 19:46
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go here
http://www.geekzone.co.nz/forums.asp?ForumId=65&TopicId=27787

after clicking a link in my sig for thanks.

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  #177633 12-Nov-2008 19:50
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Reports are that Xnet speeds have increased considerably over the past week or so. if you are on a torrent plan however you will still be lumped in with other torrent users at night by the lookf of it.

As for a torrent friendly ISP there are plenty - just don't expect to get $29 full speed connections with unlimied data! Xtra seem to be a popular choice at present and I've heard very good things about Actrix recently.

 
 
 
 


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  #177781 13-Nov-2008 12:43
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My experiance so far with signing up to orcon has been really good (connection goes live tomorrow).  

Also have a friend whos just moved to xtra a week ago and is flying along on their new all in one home plan.

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  #177783 13-Nov-2008 12:59
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Thank you for the replies - I've started looking into plans - sadly they all look more expensive than xnet.  But I just might have to bite the bullet. I think I will have wait till after the thesis is due - would hate to be left without a connection in the meantime, so I shall keep an eye on the comments in this thread.

Out of interest what kind of DL rates are you experiencing? I know it depends on how new the torrent is - but what is an average speed say the day after the torrent is released?

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  #177795 13-Nov-2008 14:05
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ISP snap
torrent = Bleach (eng subs)
Rate around 150 - 200KB/s

While on telstra I was getting ~300- 600KB/s

at the same time of day.. at around 7pm

Hmm another bleach ready for d/l.. I'll post findings afterwork.
Give it a try.. 170MB worth of avi


Fred.


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  #178290 16-Nov-2008 22:37
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FredDag: ISP snap
torrent = Bleach (eng subs)
Rate around 150 - 200KB/s

While on telstra I was getting ~300- 600KB/s

at the same time of day.. at around 7pm

Hmm another bleach ready for d/l.. I'll post findings afterwork.
Give it a try.. 170MB worth of avi


Fred.

http://iforce.co.nz/i/009257b7a074aa3d379c5a6e1016abb2.jpg

I'm on Flood (torrent), the screenshot was around 9pm or so.

FredDag
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  #178291 16-Nov-2008 22:44
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Niccccce. I've not seen that since Telstra days. In the end I pulled that torrent averaging 60KB.

What ISP you with? Xnet?

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  #178311 17-Nov-2008 09:01
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Due to mod, correctly, removing a far to obvious link. I give you a link to google instead
http://www.google.co.nz/search?q=bleach+anime+dattebayo


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  #178313 17-Nov-2008 09:06
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I'm on Xnet Flood (torrent). I think a lot of people who complain don't even have their torrent client configured correctly

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  #178531 18-Nov-2008 10:49
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shadenz: I'm on Xnet Flood (torrent). I think a lot of people who complain don't even have their torrent client configured correctly


I have and speeds were still crap, so I switched to the pay per meg and speeds aren't like they used to be.

Anyway, I gave up complaining here and to Xnet a while ago. I have just organized the switch to Orcon adsl2, looks like a good choice if it's in your neighborhood.

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  #178549 18-Nov-2008 12:15
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My move to Orcon @home+ is working out really well.   (2-5GB avg usage, no torrenting)

Originally I hesitated for a couple of months hoping that international speeds would improve, but finally gave up when I couldn't VPN into work at 8pm.

I can't believe the speeds I'm getting...    See my post which was moved to the orcon forum:   http://www.geekzone.co.nz/forums.asp?ForumId=82&TopicId=28023


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  #178569 18-Nov-2008 13:23
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I did see you speeds, very nice. What area do you live in?

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  #178680 18-Nov-2008 21:08
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Hi guys, here are my speed on Xnet's Flood Pay Per meg @ 8:57pm Tuesday: Riccarton Exchange in CHCH

Various small linux distros on Utorrent


Speedtests:






Mixed results as you can see. International speeds suck outside of Torrenting.

Anywho, I'm able to move to Telstra Cable, but was considering Orcon or Telecom(again). Can people recommend either??


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  #178684 18-Nov-2008 21:18
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I'll be interested to hear what you go for in the end - I'm on the same plan as you at the same exchange. My speeds are way lower than those too Cry. I often find upload is faster than download these days!

Gutted because it was such a good connection for the first 11 months.

kerrin
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  #178699 18-Nov-2008 22:16
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slayer123: I did see you speeds, very nice. What area do you live in?


Papakura, about 1km from the exchange.

Previously on xnet fision ppu - national was giving me up to 10-13mb, but international was usually .6-3mb

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